March 18, 2003
For the fifth time this season, Brown University junior Yann Danis (Saint-Jerome, QUE) was honored as the ECAC Goaltender of the Week (3/17), helping to lead the Bears to a series win, two games to one, over Yale in the ECAC Quarterfinals, while advancing to the ECAC Championship for the first time since 1994.
Danis earned 1st Star recognition in the deciding game on Sunday night, stopping 35 shots in a 4-0 shutout as the Bears posted just their second shutout in ECAC playoff history. The shutout was his fifth of the season and the eighth of his career, as the All-America candidate built upon the Brown records he already owns.
Danis helped to give the Bears a 1-0 lead in the series in game one, stopping 41 shots, while earning 3rd Star honors in the 4-3 overtime win. He stopped 15 shots in the third and five in overtime as Brown won its first overtime game of the season and its first game at Yale since 1996. The next night, despite a 2-1 loss to the Bulldogs, Danis was named the 3rd Star again, stopping 34 of 36 shots.
Junior Brent Robinson (Pointe Claire, QUE), a one-time ECAC Player of the Week, made his third appearance on the ECAC Honor Roll, scoring three goals on the weekend. The Bears leading scorer with 38 points, Robinson netted the game-winning goal at 9:40 of overtime in the first game to give the Bears the 1-0 series lead. In the deciding game, he notched his 14th goal of the season to give Brown a 1-0 lead in the game, which the Bears never relinquished, adding an empty-netter to ice the win.
Brown, which has a 16-12-5 overall record, will face top-seeded #2 Cornell in the first ECAC Semi-final on Friday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, NY.